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Wheel alignments are a particularly important step in overall tire and wheel maintenance. The purpose of a wheel alignment is to ensure your tires are pointing straight ahead, perpendicular to the ground, and parallel to each other so they roll at the right angle. Properly aligned tires will help you get the most out of your tires, and vehicle handling will feel considerably easier. When it comes to wheel alignment, three angles contribute to proper alignment: camber, caster, and toe. Camber is the angle of the wheel, which should be at 0° in order for the tire to be perpendicular to the ground and not cause uneven wear to the outer edges. Caster is the angle of the steering pivot, which allows the tires to turn with the steering wheel. Toe is the measurement between tires so that they are parallel to each other. Keeping all three angles in sync will provide for better performance.
Misaligned tires can cause uneven tire wear and difficulty with vehicle handling. A sign of an impending wheel alignment may be felt in the pulling of your vehicle’s steering wheel. Tires can be knocked out of alignment during a collision or by hitting other obstacles, like potholes or curbs. Wheel alignment is important because properly aligned wheels provide fuel saving benefits. This is because they receive less resistance from the surface of the road. A member of our team can inspect your vehicle to see whether a two-wheel alignment is the best option for your vehicle. Proper wheel alignment promotes even tread wear, which means your tires will last longer. Give us a call if you think a two-wheel alignment is right for you.
We proudly service the Two-Wheel Alignment needs of customers in Medford, OR, Ashland, OR, Grants Pass, OR, and surrounding areas.
Areas Served :
Medford, OR | Ashland, OR | Grants Pass, OR | and surrounding areas
Specials: Alignment special $49
All American Tires and Wheels is your one stop repair and tire shop serving drivers in Medford, Ashland, and Grants Pass, OR, as well as surrounding areas. We have spent the last 14 years delivering quality tires and services to satisfied customers. Whether it's new or used tires from reliable brands, or auto repairs, our technicians can give you what you need. When you bring your vehicle to us for service, you can take advantage of free brake and alignment checks. When you purchase a new set of 4 tires, receive a free rotation. Call us now to schedule your appointment today.